Tanvi + Shyam

It was June 12, 2009; Faisal had two extra tickets of baseball. He invited his friends Tanvi and Shyam. They both were unaware of the fact that this is going to be the night they won’t forget ever. Faisal was their mutual friend and they had not met before. In their very first meeting, they knew that there is something “worth pursuing” between them. It has now been four and a half (4.5) years and since then they never stopped seeing each other. They developed a sole understanding between them; within the first three months (since they started dating) she went to Italy with him for his friend’s wedding. Travelling together is a true test for any couple and they passed it with distinction. They had loads of fun over there. And this all resulted in falling for each other. Yes, they were truly, madly deeply in love.

Since then, they have been to different destinations like Portugal, Morocco, NYC, Hawaii, London and many more are still on their list. They actually love travelling with one another. Tanvi loves the fact that Shyam is so passionate about music, though he has a great career in finance. And Shyam loves what she loves; her career in pediatric cardiac ICU RN. Also that she is an independent woman. That’s why they had labeled everything at the wedding as Nurse T and DJ Shyamroc. Taking long walks on Embarcadero, eating good food in the city and tasting wine and beers are the stuff they love to do together.

One day Shyam took her to her favorite restaurant “La Mar” on Embarcadero. They had some cocktails at the bar in the beginning and then they went out for a walk on the pier. They sat down at the bench. The view was considerably beautiful and Shyam got the right time to propose her. After the dinner, Shyam arranged a romantic surprise for her at her place. Altogether it was a wonderful night for both. They had such an incredible time at their wedding. Everything went well. The staff at Casa Real and all of vendors did a tremendous job carrying out things exactly the way they had planned.

The most complements were given to them were for the food and the decor and of course their awe-inspiring wedding CD favors. Shyam and Tanvi would like to convey their gratitude to their friends and family who supported them on their big day. Without their love and concern, they wouldn’t have been able to come up with such happiness in their lives.ntent here.

Needless to say we were honored to photograph their beautiful Indian Wedding at Casa Real.

01_Casa Real 02_Casa Real II   The vendors employed in their wedding were. Venue: Casa Real Flowers: The Flower House- Jinger did amazing work with the flowers. Tanvi’s mom did the bridesmaid and her bouquets. Chivalry chairs: Prime Party Rentals Tents: Special Events Lighting: Fantasy Sounds Music and setup: DJ Akuyt Wedding Cake: Cake delight

Nadia and Ankush

Neetal and Saumil

Neetal and Saumil have chosen a very unique way to host a celebration. They’ve rented an amazing private estate in Wine Country for a whole week. With Help of Tejel from Ambiance by Tejel they’ve put together a beautiful wedding with only twelve guests. We felt as part of the family being there. It felt more like a vacation rather than assignment and photographing their amazing Indian wedding was pure joy. You can read more about the wedding on SAB.


Natalie + Geoff | San Francisco City Hall

“Love, Loyalty and Friendship” – that’s how Natalie and Geoff relationship can be summed up.

They’ve met at the wedding in St. Petersburg in Florida and a month later Natalie asked Geoff to be her date on another wedding. That was their official second date.

They may not have invented skype dating but they surely mastered it. When they first met, Geoff was in Cali and Natalie was in Illinois. They skyped endlessly for months between quick visits from Cali to Chi and from Chi to Cali. They have figured the long distance thing would help them know quickly if their relationship could stand the test of time. They shared meals together over skype, celebrated holidays, played games, and sometimes just sat and looked at one another. They laughed a lot.

Geoff proposed at a vegetarian restaurant on January 8th 2013 called Karyn’s on Green St. in Chicago.


Photography: Alex | IQphoto

Dress: Trudy’s bridal

Hair&Makeup: Elizabeth Ramos of Maddox Kai

Flowers: Mandy Scott Flowers

Music: Justin Houchin, SF Conservatory of Music.

Reception venue: The Magic Flute.

Wedding Officiant: Barbara Boyd.

Videography: IQ Videography.

Wedding Coordinator: Victoria Hack, Los Gatos.